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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Amanda's Take on the November Challenge

Hi my Deer & Fawn Designs Friends!

Wow! Hard to believe it's November already?! Where does the time go?
But being a new month, it does mean time for a new challenge!
& this month's is a ton of fun!

Simply take inspiration in any shape/form from the gorgeous image below...

I know - really stunning isn't it?!
So many different ways to tackle this challenge - 
And remember you can create anything you like!
But enough chatter, here's my take on it.....

"Laugh Every Day"

Firstly, how hillarious is my Mr A for Awesome?!! 
Loved that I managed to capture this moment; so funny indeed!
Note to self: Always keep your camera handy ;)

Now, back to the scrappy challenge fun.....
I was totally mesmerised by the blue and green tones of the birds feathers - 
such divine colours to play with!
I was also in a bit of a scrapping 'rut'  when I made this.
Having completed so many 'clean' pattern paper layouts of late, 
I really needed to break away.
Mixed media is always my go to style for renewing my creativity and having a bit of fun!
I love that you never really know what you're finished product will look like, 
it is just about the process! 
And boy oh boy was there a process! 
I've used gelatos, inks, watercolour, mists, texture paste, gesso, well a bit of everything really! 

Let's take a closer look.....

So despite breaking away from pattern papers, 
I still kept with a simple circular pattern throughout my layout. 
Love that Traci Bautista (aka Stencil Girl) circular template - so very cool!

I added the wood veneers to balance all the aqua & black.

And how totally awesome is that chipboard title and speech bubble?
They're from Imaginarium Designs, and I've sprayed them with Charcoal Kaisermist.
Seriously cool!

And that's my take on the November challenge!
Hope you liked it - but more importantly, 
I hope it has inspired you to join in on the fun & upload an entry!
There's an awesome prize up for grabs too :)

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, 
til next time,


  1. That's so very cute Amanda, I love the torn pieces of doily and corrugated card.

  2. Love love love those layers and the drips....awesome!!!

  3. Thankyou so very much Sandra & Lizzy :)